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Wet Carpet Passenger Side

I had my oil changed at the dealer several days ago and had the radiator fluid flushed and replaced. I began to notice a swishing gurgling sound when I stopped. Tonight I discovered a very wet area underneath the dashboard on the passenger side. I haven't had time to look around yet, but any ideas on what this this could be would be appreciated. Thanks
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The radiator flush may be causing the heat core leak. What color is the fluid?
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I just went out and dabbed the carpet with a paper towel and it is clear and has no odor. But the water I hear swishing around is apparently underneath the carpet. It has been raining here the last few days and earlier it was raining pretty hard, so I will check it out come daylight.
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I just went out and dabbed the carpet with a paper towel and it is clear and has no odor. But the water I hear swishing around is apparently underneath the carpet. It has been raining here the last few days and earlier it was raining pretty hard, so I will check it out come daylight.

It might be that the A/C drain tube is clogged, and is causing water to back up into the cabin.
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For what it's worth, the carpet sits on a foam insulation block. The floor pan will hold several gallons of liquid; it'll never evaporate. If you pull the seat and some trim you can lift the carpet to get to whatever is sloshing. Leave the carpet propped up and you'll be dry by February.
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Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I just took a first look and I have a small lake underneath my passenger seat(the sloshing I heard). The carpet under the dash feels only slightly wet. I am now going to wet vac the water out. I took a quick look this morning for the evaporator hose and did not see it, but I will look for it after I wet vac everything. I will get back to y'all, many thanks, and off I go looking for the wet vac.
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Yup, you are right. The wet vac cannot get under the seat and repeated dabbing with towels does not look like it will get it out(although I have removed about 3/4 of a gallon). And worse, it looks like it is going to rain. Thanks for the Response.

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I just removed the front seat, foam and the trim and lifted the carpet. There was about 2" of water sloshing around. I have almost got it all out. I have my eye on what looks like a plastic grommet on the floorboard but it does not appear to be removable. Now, first order of business, find the evaporator hose and clean it(anybody know the easiest way to it?). Thanks to all for your replies.
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2 inches of water seems like a bunch for a/c condensation to drain but I suppose it's possible. Nowadays cars always seem to cover the fresh air intake port with plastic, if it has cracked directly over the port then rain will run right into it.
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Yes, it did seem like a lot of water. And the carpet below the dash would be very wet, which it is not. One other possibility I will have to investigate is the automatic car wash I go through. It dumps a huge amount of water(under pressure) on the car. I have often been concerned of it blowing one of my seals. I have looked and don't see any blown seals at present so I will have to keep looking. Since I have everything sopped up, I might take it to the car wash and see if I can locate any leakage.

Edit: Nope, not the car wash and its been raining the last several days. Its beginning to look more and more like the evaporator hose. I'll have to take it somewhere to get it up in the air.

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